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Land excursions for river cruises along the Rhine

Journey

Travel time
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10 person(s)
Characteristics of the tour
river cruisetailor-made group tour suggestionfor groups of 10 or more people
  • Electoral Palace in Koblenz

  • View of Rhine Valley from the monument Niederwalddenkmal in Rüdesheim

  • Benedictine Abbey of St. Hildegard near Rüdesheim

  • Nerobergbahn in Wiesbaden

  • Town hall of Wiesbaden

  • Theatre of Wiesbaden

What to expect

The Rhine is probably the most popular river in Germany when it comes to river cruises. It springs up in Switzerland and flows into the North Sea in the Netherlands after it passed most of its way through Germany. The Rhine is characterised by an eclectic landscape with vineyards, palaces and castle ruins which are part of the many legends of the Rhine Romanticism. Not to forget of the famous Lorelei rock.

The section of the Middle Rhine Valley between Rüdesheim and Mainz is where the federal states Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate meet. Many lovely towns and charming castles can be found left and right to the Rhine. Vineyards complete the picturesque landscape which impressed many painters and writers in former centuries.

As we are specialised in land excursions for river cruises, we look forward to organise tailor-made programmes for your cruise along the Rhine! We arrange city tours and trips, as well as bus transfers to and guided tours around many different sights of the area.

Contact Person

Katharina Böpple

Katharina Böpple

+49 (0)351 563 48 0

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My tip for your Rhine river cruise: “The town of Bad Ems is also worth a visit. The health resort is character-ised by beautiful resort architecture like at the impressive Kurhaus and spa gardens.”

Itinerary

Detailed information for journey "Rhine river cruise"

Basic package for your Rhine river cruise:

Cologne

Cologne was founded by the Romans in the 1st century and traces of this ancient culture can still be found today.

Highlights of Cologne:

  • Visit to the Romano-Germanic Museum
  • Guided tour to Cologne Cathedral including Cathedral Treasury
  • Excursion to World Heritage Site Brühl Palaces, Augustusburg and Falkenlust
  • Excursion to Königswinter including ride on railway Drachenfelsbahn, admission and guided tour to Drachenfels Castle

Andernach

Andernach is one of the oldest towns in Germany and got its name by the Celts. It is located on the Upper Middle Rhine.

Highlights of Andernach:

  • St Mary´s Church with its impressive four towers
  • Traces from ancient times and Middle Ages like the medieval Round Tower
  • Namedy Castle with cultural events like theatre performances
  • Andernach Geysir including boat tour to nature reserve peninsula Namedyer Werth

Koblenz

Koblenz Deutsches Eck

The main attraction of Koblenz is the confluence of the Rhine and the Moselle accompanied by an impressive monument.

Highlights of Koblenz:

  • Visit to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress including cable car return ride crossing the Rhine River
  • Boat tour Castle Round Trip on the Rhine through the beautiful valley
  • Visit of the museum Romanticum – an interactive museum focussing on the history of the Rhine Romanticism
  • Wine tasting of unique Rhine valley wine at local vineyards or wine taverns

Rüdesheim

View of Rhine Valley from the monument Niederwalddenkmal in RüdesheimRüdesheim is world-renowned as a wine town and belongs to the World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley.

Highlights of Rüdesheim:

  • Wine tasting in the world famous alley Drosselgasse or culinary break with speciality Rüdesheim coffee
  • Ride on city train Winzerexpress to the vineyards
  • Visit to the interesting and entertaining museum Siegfried´s Mechanical Music Cabinet
  • Cable car ride up the hill to the impressive monument Niederwalddenkmal from the 19th century with a great view over the Rhine valley

Wiesbaden

Nerobergbahn in WiesbadenThe capital city of Hesse is characterised by splendiferous villas from the 19th century and is a famous health resort.

Highlights of Wiesbaden:

  • Visit to the hill Neroberg with its beautiful orthodox church and ride on the funicular railway Nerobergbahn
  • Take a walking tour to the spa gardens and the famous hot springs
  • Visit to sparkling wine producer Henkell including guided tour with tasting
  • Excursion to Eltville with its famous rose gardens and the electoral castle

Mainz

The capital city of Rhineland-Palatinate is located opposite to Wiesbaden. Mainz is known for the Rhenish Carnival.

Highlights of Mainz:

  • Take a walk through the streets and explore the impressive buildings from Roman times, Gothic period, Renaissance and Baroque times
  • Visit to the impressive Mainz Cathedral, a Roman basilica with the equestrian statue of St Martin
  • Admission and guided tour to Gutenberg Museum with printing press demonstration
  • Take part in the Rhenish Carnival and see the pageant and funny costumes

Worms, Mannheim, Speyer and Heidelberg

More adventures await in these cities on the Rhine!

Highlights:

  • Guided walking tour to Worms including tour to Worms Cathedral and ride on city train Nibelungenbähnchen
  • Visit to Mannheim Baroque Palace
  • Guided tour of Speyer Cathedral and its treasury
  • Excursion to Heidelberg with culinary surprise including cable car ride to Heidelberg Castle and its gardens as well as visit to the Chemist´s Museum


Those are only suggestions for your river cruise along the Rhine river, which can be adjusted according to your desires. Whether you draw inspiration from the proposals made in this itinerary or blend them with your own ideas, the AugustusTours team looks forward to putting together your next group tour.


Credits:
Koblenz © AugustusTours
View of Rhine Valley from the monument Niederwalddenkmal in Rüdesheim © AugustusTours
Nerobergbahn in Wiesbaden © AugustusTours



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Contact Person

Katharina Böpple

Katharina Böpple

+49 (0)351 563 48 0

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

My tip for your Rhine river cruise: “The town of Bad Ems is also worth a visit. The health resort is character-ised by beautiful resort architecture like at the impressive Kurhaus and spa gardens.”

Services

Services included

Basic package for your Rhine river cruise:

Cologne

  • Admission and visit to the Romano-Germanic Museum
  • Guided tour to Cologne Cathedral
  • Excursion to Brühl Palaces, Augustusburg and Falkenlust
  • Excursion to Königswinter, ride with the Drachenfelsbahn railway, Admission and guided tour to Drachenfels Castle

Andernach

  • Guided walking tour of Andernach
  • Visit to Andernach Geysir incl. boat tour

Koblenz

  • Visit to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress incl. cable car ride
  • Boat tour "Castle Round Trip"
  • Visit of the museum Romanticum
  • Wine tasting at local vineyards or wine taverns

Boppard

  • Guided walking tour through Boppard
  • Ride on a chairlift at Rheinschleife
  • Excursion to Rheinfels Castle in St. Goar
  • Guided walking tour of St. Goar

Rüdesheim

  • Wine tasting at Drosselgasse or culinary break
  • Ride on Winzerexpress railway
  • Visit to Siegfried's Mechanical Music Cabinet Museum
  • Cable car ride to Niederwalddenkmal

Wiesbaden

  • Visit to Neroberg hill and ride on Nerobergbahn
  • Visit to champagne producer Henkell
  • Excursion to Eltville rose gardens

Mainz

  • Guided walking tour of Mainz
  • Visit to Mainz Cathedral
  • Admission and guided tour to Gutenberg Museum

Further suggestions

  • Guided walking tour of Worms
  • Visit to Mannheim Baroque Palace
  • Guided tour of Speyer Cahedral
  • Excursion to Heidelberg with culinary surprise and cable car ride to Heidelberg Castle
  • Pre-extension visiting Frankfurt am Main and getting to know this exciting metropole
  • Day excursion to Karlsruhe from Speyer including visit to the museum Staatliche Kunsthalle and Baden State Museum
  • Combine the Rhine River Cruise with a cruise on Moselle (see Moselle River Cruises)
  • Take a culinary trip and visit the Chocolate Museum in Cologne on the Rhine or get ensnared at the perfume museum Eau de Cologne 4711


Those are only suggestions for your river cruise along the Rhine river, which can be adjusted according to your desires. Whether you draw inspiration from the proposals made in this itinerary or blend them with your own ideas, the AugustusTours team looks forward to putting together your next group tour.


Contact Person

Katharina Böpple

Katharina Böpple

+49 (0)351 563 48 0

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

My tip for your Rhine river cruise: “The town of Bad Ems is also worth a visit. The health resort is character-ised by beautiful resort architecture like at the impressive Kurhaus and spa gardens.”

Quotes

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Our suggestions for your Rhine River Cruise are characterized by creativity and flexibility, with each itinerary specially tailored to both your requirements and those of your guests. It can be shortened, extended or adapted according to your desires. The prices are based on the programme and group size. We are looking forward to your inquiry and provide you with an individual offer for your Rhine River Cruise. We are also happy to organise city tours in Germany or a cultural tour in different German cities for your group!

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Request a tailor-made offer for your group tour to Germany

All our group tour suggestions can be altered, shortened or lengthened to your specific requirements, so please see them as food for thought rather than a set meal. It would be our pleasure to draw up a tailored quote based on your ideas and expectations – giving you a group tour that will leave you shouting “encore”! Please send us your request for a group tour to Germany. Once you have submitted your request we will work on a tailor-made quote for you.

Being a very experienced and high-performance incoming partner for Germany, we offer you support and advice regarding the realisation of your group travels. Since 1997, we have been working for international travel agents, associations, companies as well as private clients. During all our work, we constantly follow our standard “Expertise. Ideas. Passion”. We are based in Dresden, so we know where your guests travel.

We have numerous itinerary suggestions for you and your group – no matter if you are planning a city break, cultural tour or round trip throughout Germany! The mentioned tours are only suggestions. Please do not hesitate to send us your special ideas and requirements on your next group tour.

We look forward to working with you and would be glad to become your go-to partner for city and cultural tours in Germany!

 

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Further information about our services for river cruises in Germany

By the rivers of Germany...

It is no coincidence that river cruises are extremely popular! A slower pace of travel, an array of different landscapes and access to a variety of cultural options and fascinating destinations all make for a holiday that is as unforgettable as it is relaxing. Its many and varied riverside pearls make Germany an ideal destination for river cruises to suit all tastes.

Our incoming service for groups to Germany

Are you planning a river cruise but still have to find the right destinations for shore excursions? We arrange travel programmes for you to experience a river cruise that suits you and your group perfectly. It would be our pleasure to organise eventful shore excursions for your cruises along Germany’s most beautiful rivers. Our incoming department would be pleased to assist you!

More information about our services for river cruises

Our river cruise services include the organisation of shore excursions, local coach transfers, admission to and tours of museums, tickets for evening events and a smorgasbord of culinary highlights and tastings. Our products currently focus on cruises along the Elbe, the Baltic coast, the Danube, the Main, the Rhine and the Moselle.

Throughout our ground handling for your river cruise, your guests will gain unique insights into the most beautiful cities along the route. Whether you and your guests want to participate in a guided city tour with us, enjoy an evening at the opera, discover the most interesting museums or learn more about famous artists and musicians, we organize a fitting programme of shore excursions for your river cruise, according to your desire.

Expertise. Ideas. Passion. – Group tours to Germany tailor-made by AugustusTours

Our offers for ground handling during river cruises mentioned here are tailored to your group’s needs and desires, which is why we can only offer them to companies, private clients, clubs and other groups of 10 people or more. We are very pleased to assist you with your individual requests.

If you can’t find exactly what you are looking for in our published itineraries, please do not hesitate to contact us for an offer tailored specifically to your group requirements.

Here you can download our general information about "ground handling for river cruises" as a PDF file.

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